Suidoosterfees and Atlantic St

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Suidoosterfees and Atlantic Studios to revive the classic drive-in theatre this November

Cape Town audiences will be able to enjoy live music and theatre shows with the launch of the new kykNET Atlantic drive-in theatre.

Suidoosterfees and Atlantic St

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From 4 to 15 November, The Suidoosterfees and Atlantic Studios will be reviving the classic drive-in theatre. Here audiences will be able to view music and theatre shows from the safety and comfort of their cars in a spacious drive-in area.

The return of the drive-in

It is said that three of these festival show are big music productions, featuring some of South Africa`s most legendary artists. The shows will be performed live on stage with excellent sound and lighting and to make sure that you experience it to the max, the performances will also be projected onto a big screen. Concertgoers will be able to experience the performance in the comfort of their cars by tuning in on an FM radio frequency. 

Music lovers can also enjoy the best of the best in local music. These drive-in events will comply with the national health and safety regulations in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event details

  • All shows start at 20:00. Tickets are available at Computicket
  • Tickets range from R250 per vehicle – max 2 people
  • Or R300 per vehicle, max 4 people
  • Venue address: Atlantic Studios, 7 Montague Drive, Montague Gardens, Cape Town.

Francois van Coke and Early B – Wednesday, 4 November

South Africa`s biggest rockstar Francois van Coke, teams up with the popular Afrikaans rapper Early B to bring you an incredible performance. These two artists are both renowned for their spectacular live shows. Early B is well-known for his ability to string words together faster than one can think is even possible and together with van Coke`s charismatic rock persona, this is a show not to be missed!

Klopse Jol! – Thursday, 12 November

The enigmatic brothers Emo and Loukmaan Adams will join musical forces in Klopse Jol! with one of Cape Town`s top minstrel groups, a brilliant Cape Malay choir and a  super-talented 10-piece band. There will also be appearances by special guest artists, including Nicoleen Saal, the winner of Maak My Famous, season 2 on kykNET, as well as Rjay and Lil-LK, who are well-known for the hit song “Wikkel.” This will be a unique extravaganza that will tickle your bones with the fun and flair of traditional Cape Town music.

PJ Powers in concert with the Tygerberg Children`s Choir – Saturday, 14 November.

South African legend PJ Powers collaborates with The Tygerberg Children’s Choir in this very special show. Patrons can look forward to hits like ‘Welcome to Africa’, ‘The right to learn’, ‘Jabulani’, ‘The world in union’ and a mass choir rendition of ‘Shosholoza’. PJ is known for her larger than life, energetic performances and together with the most beautiful choir voices and an excellent band, this promises to be one of the highlights of the festival. The Tygerberg Children’s Choir is led by Karina Erasmus and the band consists of: Tigger Reunert (guitar), Schalk Joubert (bass), Rollins Mankge (keys), Kevin Gibson (drums)

An alternative

According to professor Brian Figaji, chairman of the Suidoosterfees board, South African audiences are starving for theatre and music productions. Thanks to the support of the festival’s sponsors and Atlantic Studios, the drive-in theatre will offer a safe alternative to shows in indoor theatres. The initiative will provide artists with much-needed income. Drive-in patrons can also look forward to delicious ‘roadhouse’ fair, served from the kykNET ‘Kokkedoorstoor’.

For the complete festival programme, go to

Celebrating the arts

The kykNET Atlantic Drive-in theatre offers the City of Cape Town the opportunity to celebrate the arts thoroughly after the lockdown period. The city, therefore, welcomes art lovers from all over the province. Special packages are on offer to enable visitors from afar to share in top-class entertainment.